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Lent 2021

In the Wilderness

wilderness sunrise

This year has been unlike any other, our engagement with Lent will be the same.  Lent calls us to journey with Jesus through the wilderness and find our way toward Easter’s hope.  We invite you to encounter God in the wilderness and return, receive, and renew with Campus Ministry this Lenten season. 

February 17: Ash Wednesday Schedule

  • 8:00 AM Mass, Chapel of the Immaculate Conception
  • Noon Liturgy of the Word, Frericks Center
  • 12:30PM Mass, Holy Angels Church
  • 4:00PM Liturgy of the Word, Holy Angels Church
  • 5:00PM Liturgy of the Word, Frericks Center
  • 7:00PM Liturgy of the Word, Frericks Center
  • 8:00PM Mass, Holy Angels Church
  • 9:00PM Liturgy of the Word, Frericks Center

Reservations required via 1850 for all services. Reserve your spot here.


Looking for some tunes to inspire your lenten reflections?

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Opportunities to Engage during Lent

Lenten Almsgiving for the Marianist Programs

Join us in the Lenten Almsgiving Collection which serves those most vulnerable through Marianist Programs in India and Africa. Money collected will be given to Our Lady of Nazareth School in Kenya, MIRACLE in Malawi, The REDS program in India, Chaminade Health Care Center in India and Rural Health Care Center in Togo. All five programs serve the needs of the poor through education, encouragement, and meeting basic needs. You can donate online at

Lenten Contemplative Prayer Opportunity

Fr. Ted Cassidy and Bro. Giancarlo Bonutti invite students to a weekly one-hour Contemplative Prayer session this Lent over Zoom. Fr. Ted is a Campus Minister and Bro. Giancarlo is a Marianist Brother who has participated in a contemplative prayer group for 3 years and had ministered with homeless persons in Cincinnati's Mary Magdalen House for 27 years. Please contact Fr. Ted at if interested or for further information. Those interested will take a survey to find the best time for the sessions.

Busy Person's Retreat, Begins February 14 and concludes April 4, 2021

The Busy Person’s Retreat: Exploring Lent invites any student, faculty or staff member to explore the Lenten season within the context of their everyday lives. Participants will be provided with weekly content that invites them to engage in at least thirty minutes of personal prayer while also meeting with a spiritual companion once a week for the duration of 6-7 weeks. Participants will identify with their companion whether they want to meet virtually or in-person. That time will be flexible to the participant's and companion's schedules. Register at

La Sangre del Capricho: Your Brother's Blood Cries Out to Me, Begins Wednesday, February 17 at 7:00PM Zoom

This Lent, express your faith through discussions centered on responding to state violence from a Catholic Mexican-American borderlands perspective. We will meet weekly on Wednesdays throughout Lent on Zoom, and the first week of Easter. This small group will be bilingual and supplemented by scripture, prayer, and discussion questions tying in Aztec cosmology. Spanish speakers and non-Spanish speakers are welcome! If you are interested and would like to register, please email Sam Mayne at by February 12th, 2021.


Ally Stations of the Cross, Fridays during Lent, 3:30-4:30PM

Praying the Stations of the Cross through an LGBTQ+ and Allyship lens Participants will attend 5 guided, interactive planning meetings and then host praying the Ally Stations that they created as a team. Jen Morin-Williamson, Campus Minister for VWK and the LGBTQ+ communities will help navigate the team through a simple but powerful reflective and creative process. No experience necessary - just a willingness to connect the real experiences of people in the LGBTQ+ and Ally community with the experiences of Christ’s passion. Virtual meetings on Fridays from 3:30-4:30 February 19 and 26, March 5, 12 and 19. Virtual Prayer of the Ally Stations of the Cross on Friday, March 26 at 3:30. Please contact Jen Morin-Williamson for registration information.


In the Wilderness: The Marianist Founders and You During Lent,
February 23, 7:00-8:15PM, Zoom

Take time out to find solitude and replenishment in the lonely challenges of student life. Our UD Covid time resembles the exile and return of our Marianist Founders who found ways to balance time for reflection and solitude with actions for justice and community-building. Grad Student panelists - Marianist sister Emily Sandoval (Graphic Designer/Campus Ministry intern), Tom Tappel (Engineering/ETHOS) and Corinne Woodruff (Religious Studies/Campus Ministry) - will share insights and habits that help us take time to pray and reflect, be nurtured in nature, maintain a healthy balance, and act justly and sustainably. We’ll all be invited to share experiences in breakout rooms and receive resources to inspire our Lenten journeys. PATH-eligible. Register on Aviate.


Our Sacred Journey, March 3 – April 7, Wednesdays 5:00-6:00PM

Think about this group like a book club, but for the Sacred Stories Podcast produced by Campus Ministry. Sacred Stories invites one person each week to reflect on a sacred text, and how their life intersects with the story it tells. Each week, this group will listen to the podcast, spend time in reflection, and do some faith sharing around the reflection questions in each episode. Register at


As We Forgive Those Who Trespass Against Us: Lent, Forgiveness, and Restorative Justice March 4, 7:30-9:00PM, Zoom

Join us for a panel discussion on "Restorative Justice," both within the criminal justice system as well as campus conduct. This event is hosted by the Death Penalty Abolition and Restorative Justice Issue Team of the Marianist Social Justice Collaborative. Register here.


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